It is Hollywood vs. Donald Trump now! Back in 2017, Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes acceptance speech created cultural conflict and controversy and the 45th president of the U.S. could not hold back his tongue.
At every given opportunity, Donald Trump has trash-talked actors. Celebrities who disapproved of him were often labeled “liberal movie people” and “Hollywood elites”, implying that they live a luxurious life and are incapable of caring for the lives of commoners as Trump does.
George Clooney Slams Donald Trump Over His ‘Hollywood Elites’ Comment
George Clooney did not let Donald Trump’s degrading comments slide by, instead, he slammed Trump for calling actors Hollywood elites. During an interview with the Daily Beast, Clooney replied to the comments by saying, “Here’s the thing: I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies’ shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottom of the pants off to make ties so I’d have a tie to go on job interviews. I grew up understanding what it was like to not have health insurance for eight years.”
The ‘Ocean’s‘ franchise star added, “So this idea that I’m somehow the Hollywood elite and this guy who takes a sh-t in a gold toilet is somehow the man of the people is laughable.”
George Clooney stands firmly by his statement, highlighting that it takes a lot more than just hard work to get one’s name on Hollywood Boulevard. The ‘Ticket to Paradise’ star still does not believe how Donald Trump got his name on it, while self-made stars like Clooney deserve it instead.
Why Did Donald Trump Attack Hollywood Stars?
When Donald Trump was after the presidency of the United States, Meryl Streep chose to speak about the concerning matters including Trump’s abilities. In response to it, Trump labeled the actress a supporter of Hillary Clinton and launched an attack on the entirety of Hollywood.
Coming to Hollywood’s defense, George Clooney did not hold a word back, the actor said, “He lives in a gold tower and has twelve people in his company. He doesn’t run a corporation of hundreds of thousands of people he employs and takes care of. He ran a company of twelve people! When you direct a film you have seven different unions all wanting different things, you have to find consensus with all of them, and you have to get them moving in the same direction. He’s never had to do any of that kind of stuff.”
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